Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Date Posted:
November 09, 2022

Eastern Massachusetts



Studio Art Assistant


Under the general direction of the Manager of Studio Art Classes, the Studio Assistant serves as an aid for Studio Art Classes including helping teachers with instruction in the classroom; supporting students’ needs; overseeing general maintenance of classrooms, set ups, and supply inventory; as well as with customer service by conducting check-in/out procedures.


  • Work alongside experienced and professional art educators who will provide mentorship and guidance
  • Gain valuable skills in customer service by communicating with a variety of audiences, visitors, and students
  • Observe different stages of child development and use of age appropriate art materials by working directly with students ages 5 – 18
  • Learn skills in classroom management and effective lesson planning
  • Understand best practices for studio safety


  • Maintains a safe and healthy studio and classroom environment
  • Provides set up of furniture and equipment
  • Helps clean the studio classrooms and maintains the organization of the supply room
  • Regularly communicates with studio art administrative staff for supply requests, inventory and any repair or replacement needs of furniture and equipment
  • Supports instructors with classroom management including giving individual students one-on-one attention as needed
  • Helps instructors prepare project materials for classes and implement lesson plans
  • Supervises students in the MFA’s galleries (students of all ages when closed to the public, and minors under the age of 12 at all times)
  • Welcomes students and conducts check-in/out procedures, including escorting to classrooms and various locations
  • Other duties as assigned


9:30am - 3:45pm, with a 45 minute break. Must commit to the full 10 week winter session for Saturdays and/or Sundays as follows:

SAT 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18 (No class 2/18)

SUN 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 (No class 2/19)

Must commit to at least one weekend day. This position is non-exempt, temporary/on call status as hourly employees. $17.25 per hour.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive work environment and strongly encourage and welcome an application pool that reflects our commitment.

  • Minimum of one year related experience
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to interact easily and successfully with children, teens and adults
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and take initiative
  • Have a general understanding of art-making materials and studio practice
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs overhead
Apply by:
December 15, 2022
17.25 / Per hour
About this Organization:
Fine arts cultural and educational institution.